From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Aciphex® is a prescription medication that treats treat persistent and frequent heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aciphex® can also be used with other medications to help eradicate Helicobacter pylori and reduce the risk of duodenal ulcers.
For those interested in trying out Aciphex® for the first time, free Aciphex® samples and coupons may be available through a doctor or healthcare professional. Samples are also available from the Aciphex® website. Achiphex® samples are one way that patients can determine whether the drug effectively treats their acid reflux before spending money on a prescription.
|Manufactured by||Eisai Inc. and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Brought to market||August, 1999|
|Administration||Once a day oral|
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Aciphex®, the brand name for rabeprazole, is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is used to reduce acid produced in the stomach in the treatment of conditions that involve excessive stomach acid. This includes conditions such as like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Aciphex® is usually administered once a day by mouth for 4 to 8 weeks. Common side effects patients have experienced include upset stomach and diarrhea, headaches, insomnia and nervousness, and rash or itching. 
How to Get Free Drug Samples
How to Get Aciphex Samples
If a patient's doctor does not have Aciphex® samples, or, after a patient has exhausted the samples available from their physician, patients can join the Aciphex Health & Savings Program through the official Aciphex® website. Once a patient has joined, they will receive a free 14-day trial offer for the drug that can be printed at home and taken to the pharmacy along with a doctor's prescription for a two-week supply.
Once patients have signed up for the Aciphex Health & Savings Program, they will receive a card to save money on the next prescription (after the free trial). Future savings offers will also be sent out to members of the savings program.
About Acid Reflux Disease
Acid reflux disease occurs when acid from the stomach moves up into the esophagus. This happens when the lower esophageal sphincter malfunctions, and instead of shutting immediately after food passes through it remains open and enables fluids to work their way upwards. Acid reflux is characterized by heartburn, and in some cases it can cause regurgitation into the mouth. Acid reflux is also called GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD can sometimes be a precursor to esophageal damage or even esophageal cancer.